This week in Discover, part 7

The quest to make Discover the most-loved Linux app store continues at Warp 9 speed! You may laugh, but it’s happening! Mark my words, in a year Discover will be a beloved crown jewel of the KDE experience. Here’s what this past week yielded for Discover:

New Features

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug where searching didn’t work when the main window is narrow and shows an app page (KDE bug 390191, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3)
  • Fixed a bug that caused the app list to inappropriately re-order itself after clearing a search (KDE bug 390909, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Discover to get stuck in the “Checking for Updates” state (KDE bug 389072, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when trying to remove a Flatpak app under certain circumstances (KDE bug 390805, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.13.3)
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Discover’s App page from being scrolled vertically when the cursor was positioned over the screenshots (KDE bug 389974, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.1)
  • Fixed a bug where Discover could only launch one version of an app when multiple Flatpak versions were installed (KDE bug 389079, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Discover to crash while opening a .flatpakref file under certain circumstances (KDE bug 390907, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause certain Snap apps to appear to be installed when they weren’t actually installed (KDE bug 390482, fixed in KD Plasma 5.12.3)

UI improvements and polish

  • Discover’s sidebar is now has a more appropriate width (KDE bug 385992, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3):
  • “Application Addons” section now only has application addons, and “Plasma Addons” category now only has Plasma addons (KDE bug 390594, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.2):
  • Discover’s Multimedia category now has sub-categories (KDE bug 388933, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.2):

    These categories are still a little rough and will display some things that shouldn’t be there, but we’re going to refine them over time.
  • The horizontal shadow in the screenshots view on Discover’s app page now looks good when using the Breeze Dark theme (KDE Phabricator revision D10701, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3):
  • Discover no longer confusingly points users to non-existent documentation (KDE bug 390401, Fixed in KDE Plasma 5.12.3)
  • Discover’s Install and Remove buttons now have the same icon colors in Desktop view as they do in Mobile view (KDE bug 389481, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.13)
  • Discover’s “Check for Updates” button is now on the Updates page where it belongs (KDE bug 390347, fixed in KDE Plasma 5.13)

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